2021 MAOO Continuing Education Program—October 22-24th

 

Instructor: Anthony Litwak O.D.

8-10 am     2 Credits                    

30 Years of Clinical Challenges  (70570-GL)                     

This course will present a variety of challenging glaucoma cases encountered over 30 years of clinical practice. History, clinical findings, auxiliary testing, diagnosis and treatment plans will be addressed for each case.

10-noon   2 Credits       

 You Make the Call—All New Ocular Disease Grand Rounds (72838-PS)

This interactive course will present a variety of cases in retina, glaucoma and neuro-ocular disease. History, clinical findings, auxiliary testing, diagnosis and treatment plans will be addressed for each case. Doctors will use interactive polling to participate in diagnosis and treatment options.

 

Instructor: Jeffry Gerson, OD

1-3 pm     2 Credits        

AMD Current Science and Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment (72783-PS)

This interactive course will present a variety of cases in retina, glaucoma and neuro-ocular disease. History, clinical findings, auxiliary testing, diagnosis and treatment plans will be addressed for each case. Doctors will use interactive polling to participate in diagnosis and treatment options.

 

3-5 pm     2 Credits        

Practice Roadmap for Diabetic Management (72663-SD)

As there are more and more Americans with diabetes, it is having a bigger effect on optometric practices. Not only are we seeing more patients for diabetic eye exams, but we are needing to be able to deal with both the medical issues that patients present along with the practice management flow.

 

Saturday, October 23th

Instructor:  John McGreal, OD

8-10 am     2 Credits      

  Understanding New CPT Codes for 2021 (70354-PM)

This class will review CMS revisions to CPT coding for 2021. It will discuss code definitions, documentation requirements, new methodologies for code selection and use case examples for clinical correlation.

 

10-11 am     1 Credit         Sorting Out   Steroids  (74380-PH)

An explosion of new steroid approvals broaden our armamentarium.  This class will review the new formulations, delivery systems, discuss differences, and highlight new applications for use of steroids. 

11am -noon  1 Credit          

Understanding Neuropathic Corneal Pain (72894-AS)

A new understanding of dry eye has led to recognition of a new disorder which is a lack of homeostasis of the nervous system masquerading as dry eye. This class will discuss the diagnostic and emerging treatments for this complex and heretofore undiagnosed condition .

Instructor: Eric Schmidt, OD

1-2 pm     1 Credit          

Optic Nerve Head in Glaucoma (71209-GL)

This course will provide an overview of the optic nerve as it is affected by glaucoma.  Specific pathologies of the glaucomatous optic nerve and how progression of these changes appear will be discussed. This very detailed course will strengthen the attending doctors’ clinical acumen in the diagnosis of glaucoma.

 

2-3 pm     1 Credit          

Detecting Progression in Glaucoma (71206-GL)

This course will delve into progressive glaucoma. Making use of clinical clues and risk factors the attendee will gain a clearer understanding of when the disease is not controlled and how to best react to that. Specific clinical findings and ancillary test results will be used to further our understanding of how to detect glaucoma progression earlier in the course of the disease.

3-4 pm     1 Credit          

Cataracts 2021(71207-PO)

The use of Premium IOLs in cataract surgery is becoming more prevalent. Optometrists should play an important role in choosing IOLs and in insuring the best outcome from this surgery. This course will discuss how to choose the right implant for your patient and how to ensure excellent outcomes by managing ocular surface disease prior to surgery.

4-5 pm  1 Credit         

 Differential Diagnosis of the Swollen Optic Nerve Head (70630-NO)

Swollen Optic nerve heads present a serious and challenging situation for the practicing optometrist. This course will break down the pathology and possible etiologies behind a swollen disk. Various clinical entities will be detailed and management scenarios will be presented in an attempt to make the doctors diagnosis and treatment more accurate and delineated.

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Instructor:  Leonid Skorin, DO

8-10 am     2 Credits          ALL NEW BOARD APPROVED

Treatment of Pain Including Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids and Controlled Substances (72129-PH)

This course will introduce the etiology of pain and review the various oral pharmacological, non-pharmacological and implantable alternatives in treating pain. Emphasis will be on the best practices in prescribing opioids and other controlled substances. Scattered throughout the presentation will be quiz questions which will help to engage the audience and lead to their further participation in a discussion format.

10-11 am     1 Credit          

The Tale of the Lax Lid (72124-AS)

This course reviews both ectropion and entropion. Clinical evaluation to differentiate the specific type of both ectropion and entropion is highlighted. Treatment is presented including surgical correction.

11 am-noon   1 Credit          

Cranial Nerve Connection (70507-NO) 

This course reviews the basic neurologic exam centered around the cranial nerves 1-7 which have ocular implications. Clinical cases involving cranial nerve complications will be presented. Treatment will be emphasized.